Like Elephants make hazy dream pop for a sleepy mystical ride through the conclaves of your own mind. Their debut EP “Home” consists of four tracks which exhibit both the exuberance and joy of life as well as the melancholic afterglow of a summer’s evening as the embers of a campfire slowly start to fade and the cold sets in.
Influenced by new wave and post punk bands of the 80’s, Like Elephants attempt to put listeners in a trance with their shoe gaze sound. “Don’t forget to breathe” is beautifully atmospheric as it reminds us of the possibilities we have at our fingertips, criticizing our dependence on technology and the media of the modern society. If there is such a thing as dream pop perfection, the “Child of Love” could well be it.
It is rare to find four tracks of such consistently good quality on a debut EP, but Like Elephants have managed it. Expect to hear this played a lot in 2015.
“Home” will be released on the 8th of May on Noise Appeal with 300 copies available.
10.03 – Fluc
13.05 – Rhiz (EP Release)
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The band was formed in February 2014 and is the result of years of various band projects between the five members. The upper-austrians started out as a four piece consisting of Viktor Koch (vocals, guitar), Christian Luger (drums), Martin Wührer (guitar) and Roland Gugerbauer (bass). The bands final member Manuel Hauer joined shortly after on synth and they have been working with Noise Appeal Records since the end of 2014.